Disclaimer: Snow White and Sleeping Beauty dont belong to me, but agreed to participate in this warped fairy tale for the experience. If you dont like the idea of Sleeping Beauty being awakened by a kiss from someone of the same gender, skip this story and go watch the Disney videos<g>. No money exchanged hands for the writing of this tale.
*Some mean spirited trolls were harmed with great glee during the production of this fan fic*
Special thanks to Meshuggepup for inspiring this tale with a lone joke about the 7 dwarves in a hot tub and for taking the time to help me out with this story big time. Also, thanks to the people who told me to keep going.
Once Upon an Uber: A Fractured Fairy Tale
Snow White had shocked her family and friends when she raced out of the church on what was to have been her Wedding Day. The young woman could not force herself to marry the man her parents had chosen for her no matter how it hurt them.
It wasnt that Thomas was a bad guy, but he was stuck with the attitude that once they married, Snow White would be required to do nothing but socialize with the other wealthy wives, bear children (preferably sons) and of course cater to her husband whenever he desired.
The tall, dark haired beauty wanted more from life than this. She had always been strong-willed. Even as a child, the family guards would teach her swordplay, the art of the bow and arrow. By the time she was 13 she was a skilled hunter and more than a match for any opponent who challenged her physically. Of course this mortified her mother, who time after time, tried to mold her daughter into the perfect young lady only to find the frilly dresses she had dressed her in that very morning would be nothing but tattered, muddy rags by the end of the day.
Finally feeling free for the first time in her life, Snow White trekked through
the woods in search of the danger and adventure she knew would make her feel
alive. She hummed to herself as she made her way past the trees and bramble
bushes, she didnt know where she was headed, but was happy just to be able
to roam as she pleased.
Suddenly, something stepped out in front of her blocking her path. It was a man, at least she thought it was a man. The creature stood in height no higher than her hip. It had a menacing look on its face as it regarded her. When the creature spoke at last, it ordered in a gruff and gravely voice.
"Give me all your money sweet stuff."
"And if I refuse?" Snow White asked of what she realized now was a troll. She smiled as the adrenaline of fear and excitement began coursing through her veins.
"Dont be stupid and hand over the stuff," another voice announced to her right and she saw another little creature; a quick glance around told her she was surrounded by the nasty trolls.
"Oh well then, if you insist," she told them sarcastically as her mind
conceived a battle plan and her body instantly put it into action.
The troll before her didnt have time to react as Snow Whites foot lashed
out in a vicious kick that caused the other trolls to grimace in pain a
moment before they all charged the woman. The skirmish was over in a matter
of minutes, Snow White pushed an unruly strand of her ebony hair back into
place as she surveyed the damage, the creatures who had attacked her were now
lying on the ground in various states of consciousness and pain. She stepped
over one of them and continued on her journey now feeling quite invigorated.
Shed traveled about half an hour when she came to a clearing in the woods, the area was surrounded by trees and thick bushes but the clearing itself was circular and made up of green grass and deep brown earth. In the middle of the circle there was what looked like an alter or table made of deep gray stone. Her eyes widened when they fell upon what had to be the most beautiful woman she had ever seen lying upon the stone.
Snow White stood beside the young woman whose long, golden hair flowed around her head and shoulders. Snows heart skipped a beat as she gazed down on the sleeping maiden, what was it about her that she found so appealing? And so very familiar.
Snow leaned in as close as she dared, "Wake up beautiful maiden," she said softly, but there was no response, a gentle shaking of the still forms shoulders also produced no reaction.
The raven haired woman grew worried when her attempts failed to awaken the beauty; she took a moment to study the young womans features as she tried to think of something else to try. Her eyes traveled from the shiny hair, to the closed eyes, she pondered a moment what color the orbs were under those alabaster lids, then continued past the nose, which was small and perfect , stopping when she came to the lips.
They were full with a hint of color to them, they looked quite soft. Snow found herself irresistibly drawn to them, she bent her head and gently pressed her lips against the inviting softness.
Snow White raised her head, the maidens lips were indeed soft and the kiss had left her filled with many thoughts and emotions shed never had before.
She was disappointed to find her companions eyes were still closed though,
"Dont worry, Ill find a way to awaken you," she promised the young woman
as she went off in search of some herbs.
Snow hurried back to the clearing with the things she thought would
bring the sleeping woman back to her, but her mouth dropped open and the
herbs dropped from her hands as she stood in shock and watched as her beauty
was being carried away on horseback by some guy. She moved to chase after
them, but she was so distracted by the sight of Beauty riding off without
her, she didnt hear the sounds of little feet creeping up on her until it
was too late, they struck fast and hard, she managed to take a few of them
out, but in the end they overtook her and she lapsed into unconsciousness,
her last thought was of her sleeping beauty.
After Snow White was knocked senseless, 7 helpful dwarfs happened upon her, they rescued the injured woman from their horrid, nasty, vermin-like cousins and took her to their home to recover.
Snow White had grown weary of hanging around with the 7 dwarves; and the happy little songs she had once found quite cute, were now grating on her nerves. She wouldnt be held responsible for what she might do to the vertically challenged men if she didnt get out of there soon, besides, there was someone she needed to find.
Deciding to make her departure easier on the dwarves, Snow White waited until they left for work in the morning, she cringed as they began whistling on their way to the mines and was very pleased when she was out of earshot.
Snow White quickly packed some clothes and food, and glanced around the little house one final time. There was the small bed that her feet hung out of as she tried to sleep, the little chairs that caused her to sit with her knees close to her chest, yep, her 6 foot frame went with this décor as well as a generic, scratchy tissue went with Sneezys nose, it filled its purpose, but was still very irritating.
She set off into the woods planning to return to the clearing where shed come across the sleeping beauty shed tried to awaken with a kiss. Snow White had returned that day with an herb potion she hoped would help wake the young woman, only to find the fair maiden being whisked away on horseback by some guy singing a really awful song, that song still haunted her dreams
Ohhh Prince Charming is my name
Ask again Ill tell ya the same
Im very strong and brave and true
And Ive got this fair maiden too
Man my life is really good
Im Prince Charming, and Im really Mighty.
The dark haired woman was about to pursue the pair on the horse, but shed been so infatuated with the female rider she didnt notice the very perturbed, misfit dwarves sneaking up behind her until it was too late, she took a few of them down, but in the end
theyd won the battle.
When shed come to, she was in a little house, her feet hanging over the end of a bed. She was startled by a little voice to her left and reflexively struck out thinking it was one of those nasty trolls. Shed apologized for hours after to Doc who sported a black eye for a few days. They told her they had rescued her from their nasty cousins, and that was how shed come to stay with the 7 dwarves.
Now she was headed back to see if there were any clues as to where this "Prince Charming" had taken the one person she had any feelings for, well good feelings that was, she still had some bad feelings about the lil trolls whod kept her from the beauty.
She kinda hoped she would come across them during her journey, she had some new nicknames shed like to give them, she smiled as she thought of them, bloody and oozy and .
Sleeping Beauty had been a little dazed from sleeping so long when shed agreed to leave with the man she believed had awakened her. Now she had regained the full use of her senses and the fair haired woman had some serious doubts that this was the person with whom she would spend the rest of her life, well, that is if she was supposed to live happily ever after.
The pair were to be married the next day, but Beauty had no intention of going through with it. She sat at the edge of the woods writing her thoughts upon a piece of paper; she wrote about a dream she had about a beautiful person with dark hair and the most stunning blue eyes shed ever seen, unfortunately she couldnt see the person too clearly and that was rather frustrating for her. The writer smiled fondly at what she could remember and it was at this time that her husband to be happened upon her.
"What are you smiling about?" he asked believing, of course, she was thinking of him.
"Oh umm, nothing really, I was just trying to write a poem for our wedding," she lied, "Could you tell me again how we met?"
"Uh yeah, sure, well you see I was traveling through the woods in search of adventure," he failed to tell her the truth that he had been wandering around utterly lost after being left behind by the castle guards, " and I found you lying on that stone table thing and
when I walked over you opened your eyes and I knew at that moment we were meant to be together."
The young woman thought a moment, the small frown line between her brows deepened, "So did you see anyone else around?"
"Nope, just you and me."
"And then you kissed me right?" she had no memory of this and when the prince had kissed her later that day she knew something was wrong, it just felt, well she didnt feel anything.
Hed forgotten to add that part in his retelling, "Oh yeah, we kissed, a lot in fact, you said I was the best kisser youd ever been kissed by."
Actually the prince had kissed the fair maiden once, but that was after she was already awake and at his castle, but what she didnt know wouldnt hurt her, "So do you want to kiss me again?" he asked hopefully.
"Well I wouldnt want to spoil our wedding night, so Id better not," she replied not wanting to hurt his feelings by telling him there was no way she wanted to kiss him again.
Prince Charming looked disappointed till he thought about what shed said, their wedding night, hmmm he needed to be prepared, "Uh, okay, well I need to get back to ruling stuff, Ill see ya later."
The prince strolled away attempting to come up with a new verse to his song.
Snow White arrived at the clearing without much trouble; she walked around the stone that had held the sleeping beauty looking for anything that might tell her where to find the young woman she sought. After searching the area for several moments and finding nothing, Snow White sat on the stone to give the situation some thought.
"Youre not quitting already are you?" a pleasant female voice asked.
Snow White cautiously watched as the woman who had spoken to her approached, "Who are you?" she inquired curiously.
"Why I am your fairy godmother dear," she answered matter of factly.
Snow White raised an eyebrow skeptically at the woman who stood there; her "fairy godmother" was about average height with short blonde hair and a very kind face, her smile made the woman feel at ease, "Okay fairy godmother "
"Oh fairygod-scmary , please call me Judith, Fairy Godmother just sounds too formal to me," the woman interrupted.
"All right, Judith, since youre my fairy godmother I assume youre here to help me?"
"Im here to help you help yourself," she replied mysteriously, "Have you done everything you can to find this woman you seek?"
Snow White nodded, "Ive searched this area for any clue to where that guy took her, Ive found nothing."
Judith looked up at the birds resting on a nearby tree limb, "Did you ask them if they saw anything?"
"You want me to ask the birds if they saw where the fair maiden went? Ummm, I dont mean to be rude or anything, but do you have any kind of a Fairy Godmother identification card or something?"
The Fairy Godmother chuckled at the look on her godchilds face, "I havent escaped from the asylum if thats what youre worried about dear, I just have to make sure youve done everything humanly possible to solve your problem yourself before I can help you, its kind of in our contracts now."
Snow White looked a little shocked at the lack of help she was receiving but decided to play along with Judith, "Fine," she turned her attention to the birds, "Did any of you birds happen to see where my maiden fair went?"
Snow White waited anxiously for the birds to sing out the answer or something, but the creatures just sat there silently watching the woman.
The silence was broken by the sound of laughter. Snow White looked over at Judith who now had tears rolling down her face, she was laughing so hard, "Im sorry dear," she managed to get out while trying to get herself under control, "But I really didnt think youd do it, I mean did you really think the birds were going to tell you what you wanted to know?"
"Well you told me "
"I know, I know. Okay, now I believe you have done everything within your power to solve your problem so I can help you. So you want to find the young lady, right?"
"More than anything in the world, do you happen know her name?" Snow White asked hoping to put a name with the beautiful face she so longed to see again.
"Umm, I believe shes called Sleeping Beauty," Judith informed her as she took a seat on the stone.
"But shes not sleeping anymore," the dark hair woman protested
"A technicality," her fairy godmother assured her, "If it makes you feel better just call her Beauty. Now describe the man who took her from you," A notebook and pen suddenly appeared in Judiths hands to take notes.
Snow White turned her thoughts back to the day shed both found and lost the woman who stole her breath away, "Well he was on a horse, but I would say he was about my height, he didnt seem really comfortable on the horse, like he could fall off at any time, and he was wearing this really stupid hat, but I could see pieces of dark hair sticking out from under it."
"Anything else?" she asked as she jotted down what Snow White said.
"Yes, he sang this really awful song; the kind that gets stuck in your head and echoes over and over. It went like this."
Snow White began to sing the song shed heard the man sing as he rode away but Judith stopped her after the first line.
"I think Ive heard enough," she announced even though Snows voice made the song sound much better than it was.
"So you know who took her?" Snow White asked anxiously.
"The man you are looking for is Prince Fifi?"
Snow White tried not to laugh, "Prince FiFi? I think he said his name was Prince Charming in the song."
"Well would you want to go around announcing your name was FiFi?"
"No, I guess not. So where can I find this guy?"
Judith made a motion with her hand and a small wolf puppy appeared before them, "Follow this little pup and hell take you where you need to go."
Snow White glanced down at the puppy and then at her fairy godmother, "This isnt another one of your lets see what I can get Snow White to do moments again is it?"
"No my child, I assure you I am being quite serious about this," Judith spoke to the puppy, "Go on now, find Beauty baby."
The puppy took a few steps forward, its nose to the ground. Snow White readied to follow the animal, her heart beat faster with the thought that shed soon be seeing Beauty again, but then the little creature turned its body in a few circles and began to relieve itself.
"Whaaaat?" Judith asked as she saw the dark look Snow White was giving her, but Snow White didnt get a chance to reply as the puppy finished its business and was now hurrying into the woods.
A woman stood alone in the darkened room, the stone walls were bare, void of anything that would hint of the owners personality, or perhaps the walls said a great deal about the cold, manipulative woman who now stood before a very ornate mirror as she admired her
reflection. She turned her head from side to side watching her long, dark hair flow around her as she moved. She may have been beautiful at one time, but the years had not been kind to her.
The woman gazed into the mirror and announced with a deep, raspy voice, "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is it that all adore?"
The reflection in the mirror began warping, looking much like the mirrored surface of a pool of water into which a rock had been dropped. The surface rippled and then calmed a little as the face of a cute woman, with blond hair that hung in curls around her face,
appeared in the mirror, "Hey Queenie, youre looking good," the woman announced. Fortunately the Queen could not see the images back side or shed have seen the crossed fingers Mirror held behind her back.
The Evil Queen ran her fingers through her ebony locks, "I am looking quite good, arent I?" She missed it as Mirror rolled her eyes. "Now tell me what I want to know."
"Okay, okay but I totally dont think youre going to like it," Mirror announced cautiously.
"What do you mean I wont like it, there cant be anyone out there more adored than me!"
Mirror gave an apprehensive look, "Sorry to burst your bubble Queenie, but there is someone out there who is way more adorable than you."
A screech of rage came from the Queen, "Show me this wretch Mirror, I dont believe you."
The silver surface rippled again and this time when it cleared it showed a beautiful fair maiden sitting on lush, green grass. Her strawberry-blond hair was long and lovely and she had eyes that shone like emeralds. The royal blue dress she wore draped her petite
frame perfectly, the lace neckline cut just enough to modestly show off her ample bosom.
Mirror returned and saw that the Queens mouth had dropped open at the sight of the young woman. "I told you she was cute," she reminded the woman.
The Queen composed herself, "Who is that creature, what is her name?"
"Well many call her Beauty, for obvious reasons, but I believe her given name is Aurora, and not only is she beautiful and kind, shes a Princess too."
Tension filled the cold room and the Queen appeared deep in thought, Mirror knew things did not look good for Princess Aurora when the Queen beckoned for her huntress Lita.
Mirror had only seen Lita a few times but that was too many in her opinion; shed be happy to never see the woman again. There was something about the huntress, her almost white hair and brown eyes that gave her the major heebie jeebies; she knew the Evil
Queen only called upon her favorite killer when the job would be decidedly nasty, Mirror hoped Aurora wouldnt suffer much.
Princess Aurora finished the last stroke on a letter then rolled the paper sheet up and tied it closed with a piece of ribbon; she planned on putting it with the other writings shed completed since the Prince had brought her to his castle.
She thought about what one of the house servants had called her when she saw her writing, "Youre a fine bard Miss," the woman had told her.
After Aurora learned from the woman that a bard was a writer, and not a swear of some sort, she decided she liked being called a bard.
The young woman heard her stomach growl and knew it was around lunchtime. After a hearty meal she had decided she would take another walk around the property hoping to find something to write about. She stood and turned to return to the
castle when she heard a rustling in the bushes a few feet from her.
Curious, Princess Aurora stepped cautiously into the wooded area, she knew it was probably just one of the cute woodland creatures who inhabited the area.
The noise continued, it sounded like something flailing in the dry leaves; the princess worried that a creature may be injured and in need of help. She hurried around to the other side of the bush then stopped dead in her tracks; her eyes opened in shock at the
sight that greeted her, "Well what do we have here?" a menacing voice asked.
Snow White continued to follow the pup through the woods, theyd traveled a
few miles when she heard a commotion of sorts up ahead. She grabbed the pup and
moved behind a tree.
"He must be around here somewhere, he couldnt have just disappeared," one
"Well I dont know where he went, he grabbed the jewel and took off this
way," his companion replied angrily.
"When I get my hands on that guy hell be sorry he was ever born!"
The woman was listening to the men when an acorn fell from above and hit
her in the head, she glanced up and saw a man standing on a branch; he saw
her spot him and placed a finger to his lips announcing his wish for her to
Snow White nodded her understanding and didnt try to signal the men as they passed by her vantage point and continued down the path away from her and the stranger.
When the coast was clear, the man dropped down to the ground, landing on
his feet next to Snow and the puppy, "Thanks a lot, I owe you one friend,"
the man informed her as he looked around to make sure the men were gone,
"The names Otto, and you are?"
"Snow White," she answered, "Why were you hiding from those men? They said
something about you taking something from them."
Otto straightened his tunic, "Its pretty complicated, and I really have to get going, maybe I can tell you the story another time," he told her as he turned to walk away.
"You can tell me now," she threatened, "or maybe youd like for me to call
those men back here."
"Fine. Geez, can we at least walk while I talk?" he asked grumpily.
"Sure, if youll just follow me," she looked down at the pup, "Come on boy,
lets go," the young wolf started off again followed by Snow White and Otto.
Lita rode through the forest on a beautiful black stead, the Queen had made
her orders quite clear, she was to find this Princess Aurora and bring back
her heart; whether the girl was alive or dead when it was removed was up to
Shed overheard some visiting villagers talking about their Princes pending nuptials to a beautiful young maiden and Lita was willing to bet her favorite blade that the woman they were talking about was her target.
The huntress smiled as she thought of the task ahead of her and let out a scream of anticipation that startled the birds from their overhead perches as she urged her horse to quicken its pace.
Princess Aurora stared in horror at the sight before her; it looked like a small man with filthy skin, and she notice areas of the mans hair were sticking out wildly and there were patches missing here and there all over his scalp. He smiled at her with his gray, rotting teeth as he scratched his head opening, one of the many scabs he had there.
Aurora began to slowly retreat backwards from the creature but before she could get enough distance between them to feel safe about turning her back on the little man, she bumped into something.
"Going somewhere?" a voice behind her asked.
Suddenly she was surrounded by a half dozen of the troll like men; the way
they watched her caused a shiver to run up her spine.
"This one looks like a lot less trouble than that last female we encountered," this was spoken by the first one shed seen, she decided to call him Scabby.
"I sure hope so, Im finally able to stand upright again," another replied, she decided on Limpy for this one.
"Im sorry to have disturbed you," the bard began, "Ill just be going now,
have a good day."
"Youre not going anywhere girlie," Scabby snapped.
"But you see my fiancé is waiting for me and if Im not back soon hell get worried," she protested trying to talk her way out of the situation but also trying to come up with an alternate plan.
"Oh that changes everything," Limpy told her sarcastically, "Now come with
us quietly or well be forced to get nasty."
"You mean talking to you foul smelling little trolls isnt nasty enough?" she asked trying to provoke the creature and smiled when she saw it worked.
Limpy glared at the Princess and moved towards her planning on teaching her a lesson. Unfortunately for him, Aurora was anticipating this and she struck out fiercely with her foot as quickly and hard as she could; the troll crumpled to the ground.
The fair woman didnt see the troll hit the ground as she fled as fast as
her feet could carry her. The path back to the castle had been blocked with
trolls so she now ran deeper into the woods quietly praying she would be
able to hide and then backtrack to the castle once her pursuers had given up
their search for her.
Her heart pounded and her breathing was ragged as she continued her quick
pace, she could hear the furious creatures behind her swearing and making
threats which gave her incentive to keep running.
She chanced a look over her shoulder to see if she could spot the trolls,
either they were too far back or were hidden by the brush and bushes, but
she didnt see them. Aurora turned her head just in time to discover the
sloped embankment just before she fell down it.
From Ottos story, Snow White learned two things, first that Otto was a
loud mouth, though somewhat charming, braggart and second that he fancied
himself as some sort of brilliant thief. Snow could see he wasnt a bad guy
though and decided later shed try to persuade the man to return the item
hed stolen, or give it to her and shed do it for him after she found
"So tell me again why were following the little fleabag?" Otto inquired, hed decided to hang around with the dark hair beauty, she looked as though she could hold her own if his "friends" were to find him.
"Judith my fairy godmother told me he would lead me to the person Im searching for," she advised.
"Okay and why are you looking for this person, they owe you money or something?" he hoped if this was the case shed share if he lent a hand in the collection of the debt.
Before she could answer, the puppy suddenly got really excited and raced away; Snow White thought hed found yet another squirrel to chase up a tree until she saw the small figure lying on the ground a few yards away.
Snow White left a stunned Otto behind and raced over to the fallen woman. She knelt down beside her and a quick examination revealed a bump forming on Beautys forehead along with some cuts and bruises, but nothing appeared too serious.
She cuddled the bard in her strong arms and placed a kiss on her forehead, "I finally found you," she announced.
The warrior watched the young womans face as the closed eyelids fluttered open to reveal a pair of brilliant green eyes that were now attempting to focus on her, "Hey sleeping beauty, its nice to finally see you awake,"
When Princess Aurora opened her eyes; they were met by a pair of baby blues that seemed familiar to her. She tried to get through the fuzziness in her head and recall what had happened, then she remembered the trolls chasing her before shed fallen over the ledge.
Aurora thrust herself into an upright position too quickly causing a sudden dizziness to fill her head, she felt strong hands steady her upper body as she waited for the unpleasant
Snow White held the young womans shoulders gently, she was surprised when
she had bolted upright and the warrior feared shed done something wrong to
cause the reaction, "Are you okay?" she asked worriedly.
The woman she held gazed up at her, an apprehensive look on her face, "They
were chasing me," she informed the stranger, her voice a little shaky.
"Who, who was chasing you?" Snow White asked, her voice showing the anger
she felt that someone would try to hurt this girl.
"The trolls, they were hideous and smelled bad, they " she buried her head in the nearby shoulder.
"I think that bump on the head has knocked her for a loop," Otto interrupted, the ladies hadnt noticed him standing there.
"No, shes fine, Ive had an encounter or two with these trolls myself," she
told him and then turned her attention to Aurora, "Dont worry, they wont be bothering you again." She tried to comfort the scared bard and found herself stroking the bards golden locks softly.
The next few moments passed in silence, the blond felt so safe and warm in the arms of this dark stranger, she then realized she didnt even know her name, "What is your name?" she inquired shyly.
"My name is Snow White and this is Otto," she answered as she pointed out the dark haired man beside them.
"Im Aurora," she announced. "Thank you for helping me."
The wolf puppy had been biding its time chasing its tail and falling leaves, but he could no longer control himself, he jumped up on Aurora and began licking her face causing the woman to start laughing, "And who is this?"
Snow White tried to shoo the puppy down but Aurora stopped her, "Its okay, hes really cute, does he have a name?"
"Not really, Judith gave him to me to find you and I never got around to
giving him a name," she tried to explain.
"You were looking for me?" a look of confusion crossed her face, Snow White found the small frown line between the brows of the woman adorable and she had to force herself back to the question that was asked.
"Yeah, I uh, found you in this clearing, you appeared to be sleeping but you
wouldnt wake up, so then I kissed you and I knew "
She didnt get to finish the sentence when she was stopped by the sound of a branch
snapping nearby, Aurora could see the look of alertness on Snow Whites features, "Whats wrong?"
The tall woman stood, bringing Aurora up with her, "Probably nothing, stay here with Otto," she placed her next to Otto and gave him a glance, he knew his job was to protect the small maiden.
Snow White ventured cautiously to where shed heard the movement, it wasnt long before she found its source, "I was hoping wed meet again" the evil glee in her voice caused the men to jump.
"We dont want any trouble from you," Mangy explained quickly, "Were
looking for someone."
"That person wouldnt happen to be this tall with hair that shines like gold
and eyes so green you cant help but get lost in them, would they?"
Mangy swore under his breath, he knew they would never get the girl if this
tall one was protecting her, better to play dumb than get his butt kicked again. Unfortunately his companion wasnt so swift, "Yeah, thats her, shes going to fetch a fine price indeed with the traders," Limpy informed her.
The blue eyes turned dark with rage as the warrior considered the mens plan on selling her beloved to slave traders, shed heard stories of what happened to the women bought by the human scum and her heart ached at the thought of Aurora being one of them.
"If I ever see any of you again," she threatened through clamped jaws, "I will see to it that there isnt a piece of you left that is bigger than my thumb, do you understand me?"
The men quickly nodded their acknowledgement, the woman before them meant every word she said and they knew she had the ability to back the words up; they shuffled away immediately.
Snow White breathed deeply trying to calm herself before she returned to the others, she had gotten rid of the annoying pests and found the love of her life all in one day, things were starting to look up for her.
But before she could get too comfortable in her warm thoughts a yell shot through the woods, "Snow White!" the female voice called out in fear.
The woman had come out of nowhere and before Otto had the chance to react, the battle was over; Aurora glanced down at the man, relieved to see his chest rise and fall, he was still alive.
She managed to call out Snow Whites name once before her captor roughly covered her mouth with one hand and placed a knife to her throat with the other. She hoped her new friend had heard her and wasnt hurt, or tears began to form in the green eyes at the thought of not seeing Snow White again, she couldnt explain the connection that had formed between them in such a short amount of time, it just felt right to her.
Lita couldnt believe her luck when she came across her prey. The man with her had been no challenge to defeat and now she was only moments away from successfully completing her task.
The huntress saw tears in the young girls eyes and laughed bitterly, "Crying wont help you girl," she announced as she pulled the knife away from the bards throat, raised her arm and thrust the weapon at Auroras chest.
Snow White raced to where shed left Aurora and Otto; her heart stopped when she saw the tall, blonde bring the knife down towards the bards chest, "Nooooo!," she cried out and suddenly everything around her froze in place.
"Well this certainly isnt the happily ever after ending I was planning on," a familiar voice announced.
Snow Whites eyes quickly found her Fairy Godmother, "Judith!" she exclaimed, "Whats going on here?"
Judith raised an eyebrow at the woman, "I thought you were brighter than that dear, I mean isnt it obvious? That platinum blond psycho is about to plunge that knife into your true loves chest."
The brunette sighed, "I know that, I just want to know why, I mean who would want Aurora dead?"
The Fairy Godmother slowly strolled around the frozen pair of women, "Theres some Evil Queen out there who has her undergarments in a twist because shes jealous of the Princess cuteness so she sent tall, blonde and demented over there to remove her heart.
"Princess? Auroras a Princess?" Snow White asked surprised by the news.
"Of course, you mean you didnt know. I thought shed have told you already." Judith informed her godchild.
"Well we didnt really get a chance to talk, there were problems," she didnt really feel the need to get into the troll situation at that moment.
"Yeah, well unless we do something shes going to be a dead Princess. Youre going to have to fight this tramp and I have a little something to help you," with a shake of her hand a gleaming sword appeared, she gave it to Snow White.
"Nice sword," she told Judith as she swung the sword in several wide arcs admiring its fine balance and razor sharp blade.
"Of course, and believe me, youre going to need it, that little blonde is a huge magnet for trouble. You might want to teach her a little self defense to help yourself out, just make sure if you use a weapon its something she cant hurt herself on, I think a staff would be good."
Snow White nodded, "Thank you Judith, how can I ever repay you?"
"All I ask is that you love her with all your heart, even when things get difficult, be there to support her and she will do the same for you. Now get over there and kick some ass!"
The warrior went over to Aurora and her captor, she moved the knife away from her friends chest and then picked her up and moved her out of danger.
"Ready?" Judith asked and upon seeing Snow Whites nod she released the freeze.
Litas arm finished its swing, but her eyes widened with anger and surprise that her prey was no longer there, and instead of the small blond, a menacing figure stood before her.
"Who the hell are you?" she growled.
"Shut up and fight," Snow White replied as she swung her sword only to have it blocked by Litas weapon before it struck its mark.
Princess Aurora stood very still a moment trying to figure out what was going on. Thelast thing she remembered was seeing a blade coming at her and then then her eyes had locked onto a pair of pale blue ones, she felt such sadness that she wouldnt get to know this woman.
Now she was free from her captor and Snow White was locked in an intense battle with the woman. She didnt know how this had happened, but was quite relieved to be alive.
"Shes really something isnt she," a pleasant voice stated next to her.
Aurora turned her attention from the fight to the woman who now stood beside her, she was about her height with light hair and she had an impish gleam in her eye that put the bard at ease, "Yes, she certainly is. How do you know her?"
"Ahhh,, let me tell you a little story dear."
The two warriors traded savage blows, neither one of them gaining the upper hand, "Youre good," Lita told Snow White as she blocked another of her attacks, "but Im better!" She let out an ear shattering scream and set upon her opponent with a barrage of fierce, body numbing blows that would have doomed any other opponent.
Snow White used all of her defensive skills to protect her from the punishing blows her opponent inflicted. Once she felt Litas blows getting weaker, she quickly switched from defense to offense and began her own attack, swinging her sword in strong, controlled arcs. She caught Lita off guard and slashed her upper arm, and the blood began to flow freely.
Before the stunned huntress could react, Snow White knocked the blade out of her enemys hands and leveled her own blade at the womans chest.
Lita simply smiled wickedly at the warrior and whistled. Thankfully not a happy tune but a shrill and piercing trill, and in the blink of an eye, her horse appeared, galloping towards Lita. With her good arm she grabbed hold of the saddle horn and pulled herself up into the saddle, all the while the animal was in motion. They were swiftly out of sight, with only the sound of horses hooves and maniacal laughter to prove they were ever there. Snow Whites instincts shouted to her that was not the last they had heard of Lita.
Snow White heard some movement and walked over to where Otto was lying. The
man looked up at her, his eyes having a little trouble focusing, "You should have seen it Snow, there were like 6 or 7 of them, came out of no where and jumped me,"
"Uh huh," she smiled as she helped him up to his feet and then glanced around until she spotted Aurora, the young Princess smiled at her causing Snow Whites stomach to fill with butterflies.
The warrior made sure Otto could stand on his own and then walked over to Aurora.
"Thank you," the bard announced quietly.
"For what?" the dark haired woman inquired.
Aurora smiled, "Where should I begin? Thank you for waking me up, thank you for finding me, and thank you for saving me from that woman." She stood on her tiptoes and placed a kiss on her rescuers cheek.
Snow White suddenly appeared a little embarrassed, "Youre welcome, but I didnt do it alone, I had some help."
"I know, I met Judith. She explained everything and took the puppy with her, said something about it being needed elsewhere. You know shes really big on the happily ever after thing."
"She sure is," the warrior waited, she could tell Aurora had more to say.
"And I dont think we should disappoint her, I mean her being your Fairy Godmother and all."
"True, so I guess youre not going to be marrying Prince Charming then." Snow White asked hopefully.
"Nah, I think Ill hang around with you a while, see what happens."
Otto wandered over to the women, "So what now?"
"I believe theres an item you need to return to some people," Snow White told her friend.
"Oh come on Snow, theyll kill me if they see me again," he complained.
"All right, then give it to me and Aurora and I and will return it for you." She held out a hand.
The man sighed deeply then retrieved the jewel from a pouch tied to his belt, "Here you go," he placed the item in her hand. "Ill just be going now."
"Take care Otto," she told the man as he disappeared into the woods.
"So where are we headed?" Aurora asked, her heart beat faster as she thought of all the adventure out there waiting to be put on paper and of course there was her new traveling companion.
"Ill tell you as we walk."
They traveled together down the path, "So I hear youre a Princess."
"Yes, its long story, but we seem to have the time," Aurora informed her and began to spin the tale while Snow White listened to every word.